A number of concert performance documentaries, mostly now in 3D, are released theatrically every year. Table 5.9 shows the top 10 documentaries in this category since 2008. The highest grossing title released during the period is Michael Jackson’s This Is It, which earned £9.8 million in 2009. Two 2013 releases feature in the top 10 list – One Direction: This Is Us is in second place with box office takings of £8 million and The Stone Roses: Made of Stone is 10th with earnings of £0.5 million. Table 5.9 Top 10 concert documentaries at the UK box office, 2008-2013 Title 58 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Country of origin Year of release Box office gross (£ million) Widest point of release (sites) Distributor 1 Michael Jackson’s This Is It USA 2009 9.80 498 Sony Pictures 2 One Direction: This Is Us UK/USA 2013 8.01 479 Sony Pictures 3 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never USA 2011 2.32 388 Paramount 4 Katy Perry: Part of Me USA 2012 1.17 326 Paramount 5 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert USA 2008 0.80 65 Walt Disney 6 U2 3D USA 2008 0.73 67 Revolver 7 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie USA 2011 0.71 335 20th Century Fox 8 Shine a Light USA/UK 2008 0.70 159 20th Century Fox 9 JLS: Eyes Wide Open 3D UK 2011 0.51 210 Omniverse 10 The Stone Roses: Made of Stone UK 2013 0.51 83 Picturehouse Entertainment Source: BFI RSU analysis of Rentrak data 5.5 Re-releases In 2013, 42 archive/classic titles were re-released and are considered to be specialised. Three other films, Finding Nemo, Jurassic Park and Monsters, Inc, previously shown only in 2D were released again in 2013 in the 3D format, but these were considered to be mainstream films rather than specialised (see Section 5.1). According to Rentrak the 42 specialised re-releases accounted for 6% of theatrical releases in 2013 and generated £1.3 million (0.1% of the total gross box office). However, not all box office revenues for re-releases are tracked by Rentrak, which primarily focuses on first-run films. Some additional revenue for films which tend to be booked for a limited time into specialised cinemas long after their initial release is missing from this analysis, so the actual box office share is likely to be greater. Table 5.10 highlights the top 20 specialised re-releases at UK cinemas over the last 14 years. Stanley Kubrick has three entries in the chart including the all time top non-3D re-release A Clockwork Orange which grossed £2.1 million in 2000. His other top 20 re-releases are 2001: A Space Odyssey in 2001 and The Shining in 2012. Two other non-3D re-releases have grossed over £1 million – Steven Spielberg’s 20th anniversary re-release of E.T. and the 25th anniversary re-release of sci-fi comedy Back to the Future in 2010. The highest earning re-release in 2013, with box office takings of £107,028, was Gone with the Wind, which was re-issued to celebrate the centenary of the birth of its star, Vivien Leigh.
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